ISLAMABAD: Federal Commission for review of the master plan makes major progress in its efforts for formulation of master plan for Islamabad. Director General EPA presented the environmental atlas for Islamabad which showed surprisingly as built-up areas have increased so has there been some increase in green covers from 1990-2016. SUPARCO also made a briefing at this meeting.
The commission headed by Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) reviewed progress of three sub-committees formed for various tasks. In this context, the preliminary spade work of the commission is shaping up. The sub-committee headed by Mr. Qutub has formulated around 8 major studies with 23 sub studies required from the consultants. These studies also set the parameters for the consultants.
The other major achievement has been finalization of TORs for engagement of consultant who once engaged will present his first preliminary report within two months. The final report will be based on findings and observations made in the preliminary report and will be submitted subsequently. The ToRs shall be shared with the ministry of interior as well as planning commission and adhere to PPRA rules to ensure transparency.
It was decided that SUPARCO will assist CDA in monitoring urban sprawl, encroachment and built-up-property. In this regard, drat MoU is being made and SUPARCO will share the draft MoUs for finalization.
It was decided that CDA will develop a portal, linked with CDA website to update the citizens regarding review of master plan and seeking their proposals. Moreover, public hearing will be held within two (02) weeks. General Public will be informed about that what it federal commission is going to do to review the master plan and for seeking their input and suggestions.